Biology Department

Welcome to the Biology Department home page. This site reviews useful information for those who will be taking courses in the Biology department of Galveston College. Upon completion of the chosen degree plan, students will be eligible to transfer to many four-year colleges in Texas and elsewhere.

Degree Plans in Biology include Associate of Science Degrees in: Biology, Biology and Pre-Professional Health (Pre-medical, Pre-dental, and Pre-veterinary).

Courses offered include: Biology for Science Majors I (BIOL 1406), Biology for Science Majors II (BIOL 1407), Nutrition and Diet Therapy (BIOL 1322), Anatomy and Physiology I (BIOL 2401), Anatomy and Physiology II (BIOL 2402), and Microbiology for Science Majors (BIOL 2421).


Upon completion of a degree in science, students will be eligible to apply to graduate school and earn a Masters or a Doctoral degree which will make them more competitive. Careers in biology include: Scientific company sales representative or technical service representative, Laboratory technician (medical, microbiological, biotechnological, etc.), Quality control technician (food, dairy, and brewery production), Animal technician (looking after animals in zoo, pet store, vivarium, and veterinary hospital), Greenhouse/garden curator (botanical technician), and Agricultural or wildlife fields.

Two-year Degree

See the most recent college catalog for specific degree requirements and course descriptions. Additionally, online course options are available for local and distance learning students.

Department Faculty

Srirajya Rudrabhatla
James Salazar
Dragoslava Zivadinovic

Mission Text

The mission of the Biology Department at Galveston College is to provide an outstanding learning environment, exemplary advising, and ready access and interaction between faculty and students. To accomplish this goal, the Biology faculty integrates education in biological sciences, scholarship, and service to actively engage students and to foster their development as lifelong learners.

Contact Biology Department

James J. Salazar, Ph.D.
Program Coordinator


409- 944-1278



Traveling south on I-45
Take 61st Street exit and turn right at stop light. Travel approximately one mile to Seawall Blvd. Turn left on to Seawall. Proceed down Seawall to 39th Street. (Gaido's Restaurant is at corner of 39th and Seawall). Turn left on 39th and travel north to Avenue Q. Turn left at 39th and Avenue Q and proceed one block to Main Campus. Main Campus parking is available on Avenue Q, Avenue R and satellite parking at 39th and Avenue Q.


4015 Ave. Q
Galveston, TX 77550


7626 Broadway, Galveston, TX 77551

Traveling south on I-45
Take Exit 1B toward 71st St. Merge onto frontage road/Broadway St. and travel approximately five blocks to the first stop sign. At the stop sign, turn left onto 71st St. Take the first left onto frontage road/Broadway St and continue on the frontage road for approximately five blocks to the Applied Technology Center campus.

From GC Main Campus
Travel west on Avenue Q toward 45th St. Turn right at 45th St. and proceed to the stop light on Broadway. Turn left onto Broadway and travel approximately one mile. Continue onto I-45 North to Exit 1C. Take Exit 1C and merge onto the frontage road/Broadway St. The Applied Technology Center will be on the right.